9 Jun 2017

Newsletter #36

Beacon Hill School latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.


Principal’s Words
Important Dates
Around BHS
ESF News


Dear Parents, Family and Friends,


This morning 1L shared their class assembly with a little help from 5Y. We know how much they have developed as learners during their first year at BHS and it was wonderful to hear about the other aspect of school life that is important – developing skills and attitudes that enable us to cooperate and learn together. The children spoke confidently, sang beautifully and entertained us. Thank you to all the adults who helped and it was especially nice to see 5Y, who have worked with 1L through the year as buddies, sharing the final dance with them.


50th Anniversary Water Bottle

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Beacon Hill School, special edition water bottles will be available to buy, in the four ‘house’ colours. A letter has been sent home so you can order the bottles. A copy of the order form can be downloaded below. When ordering the bottles we would anticipate the children ordering the colour that corresponds to the ‘house’ they are in. For our new Year 1 children joining us in August, siblings will be in the same house as their older brothers or sisters. Those new Year 1s who are new to BHS will be assigned a ‘house’ and this information will be shared at the upcoming induction morning, along with a copy of the order form so parents can ensure they have the correct bottle in August.

BHS water bottle order form.pdf



The calendar for the 2017-18 academic year is complete. The start date for 2018/19 is shown for indication only and families should avoid making travel plans for 2018 until the school start date and back-to-school work date are confirmed. Click below to download a copy. It is also available on the school website – https://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/term-dates-2016-2017/

BHS Calendar 2017-18.pdf






Achievement Beyond School

On Saturday the 3rd of June, Natalee Evans (6H) was asked to be flag bearer for the Hong Kong men’s rugby team vs Korea. This was a very proud and memorable moment for Natalee, being on the pitch with both teams as the national anthems were played while holding the Hong Kong SAR flag. She also stayed on the pitch during the game helping with ball retrieval duties.

Hong Kong went on to win 39-3. What a fabulous opportunity for Natalee!



Wishing you a wonderful weekend.



James Harrison


News from the English Team

We have been ready for the summer in the library for some time now thanks to this fantastic display by our librarian, Mrs Lowe.


Hunt the library books!

Next week may see the library shelves start to groan under the weight of 10,000 plus books, as we ask all children, staff and family borrowers to return their books to school. Please take the opportunity to look at home for any stray library or school reading books that might be hiding. Family borrowers can return their books in their child’s book bag. Mrs Lowe is set for a busy couple of weeks as she does a complete stock take of the books so there will be no more library borrowing this term. Home reading will continue until the 19th June. Thank you so much to the parents who have volunteered to help Mrs Lowe with the stock take.


Daily reading practise

As home and library borrowing from school ends, your children will still have several options for choosing books for their daily reading with you. They can re-read something from their own collection, visit the public libraries or access a new book via Reading Eggs or Big Universe.There are also lots of stories online that you can share at home. The Oxford Owl site is one example which has many books available to read online: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page



On Thursday the cricket team participated in the ESF Cricket tournament. The team made a huge improvement from the previous tournament especially with our batting and bowling. We bowled accurately and managed to hit a lot more fours and sixes. Thanks to the parents who came to support us. Jovan was chosen as our player of the tournament for his tight and accurate bowling and for hitting three massive sixes in a row.


BHS vs Shatin 149 – 162
BHS vs Quarry Bay 160 – 179
BHS vs DBIS 145 – 188


Disclaimer: Beacon Hill School and the English School Foundation do not recommend or endorse any external events in this newsletter. There is no contractual arrangement between BHS/ESF and the event organisers.